WATER + POWER: Upcoming Presentations by Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis


In the lead-up to the BC election, Common Sense Canadian co-founders Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis are travelling to four BC communities – Kamloops, Merritt, Williams Lake and Prince George – to discuss key issues shaping the future of our province. The multi-media presentations, titled “WATER + POWER: The Future of BC’s Energy, Environment and Democracy,” will include video clips from filmmaker Gillis, a speech by Mair and an audience Q&A session.

On the agenda is a web of proposed energy projects which represent the vision of both our provincial and federal governments for the economic future of BC – all with profound impacts on our vital freshwater and coastline. The discussion will cover everything from proposed oil and gas pipelines to fracking, Site C Dam, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and private river power projects – to an alternate vision for managing BC’s resources and economy to the benefit of the public and environment.

The non-partisan events will scrutinize the BC Liberals’ economic and environmental record over the past decade, while examining the NDP’s policy positions on issues the like the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion to Vancouver and the nexus of Site C Dam, natural gas “fracking” and the plan to build a massive LNG industry on BC’s coast.

“Our goal is to provide the public with accurate information and connect the dots between interrelated projects of enormous environment, social, cultural, and economic significance,” says Gillis. “We’re furthering a much-needed dialogue about the future of our province at a key moment politically.”

The details for the upcoming events are as follows:

  • April 23, 7 pm: Kamloops, BC @ Desert Garden Seniors’ Centre (540 Seymour St. – Mojave Room)
  • April 24, 7 pm: Merritt, BC @ Merritt Civic Centre (1950 Mamette Ave.)
  • May 8, 7 pm: Williams Lake, BC @ Williams Lake Secondary School (640 Carson Dr.)
  • May 9, 7 pm: Prince George @ UNBC (stay tuned for room information)

The Kamloops and Williams Lake events are co-hosted by the local Council of Canadians chapters. All events are by donation.


1 thought on “WATER + POWER: Upcoming Presentations by Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis

  1. Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:26 posted by Bays Blackhall

    Excellent information by Rafe Mair. I wish more people could hear his well thought out and informative talks. We could certainly use his expertise and advice in the Municipality of Langley where B.C history and farmland are both being destroyed forever by development.

    Good luck to Rafe, Damien, and the Canadian.org

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